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New Zealand is a country located in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising of three main landmasses. Its capital is Wellington.
Magical beasts and beings
- The Antipodean Opaleye is a Dragon native to New Zealand though it has been known to migrate to Australia.
- Ghosts have been sighted throughout the country.
- In Maori myths, there is a Kelpie like creature called a Taniwha (TAH-NEE-FA) that resides in rivers.
Magical games and sports
- Quidditch was introduced to New Zealand some time in the seventeenth century by a group of European herbologists. After a long day collecting samples, the wizards would relax by playing Quidditch. The New Zealand Ministry of Magic has spent a lot of effort in trying to keep early Maori art depicting white wizards playing the game away from Muggles.
- The Moutohora Macaws are a Quidditch team from New Zealand.
- The mascot of New Zealand's Quidditch Team is a Phoenix named Sparky.
Behind the scenes
- Chris Rankin, who portrays Percy Weasley in the films, was born in Auckland, New Zealand.
- Terence Bayler who portrays the Bloody Baron was born in Wanganui, New Zealand.
- Pam Ferris who portrays Aunt Marge was brought up in New Zealand where she found her interest in acting.